Argentina: Combustion Risk Index and Convectivity Index         


The National Meteorological Service,provides a daily index of fire danger.

http://www.smn.gov.ar/?mod=dpd&id=4 determines the meteorological conditions that influence the initiation and propagation of wildland fires. The required meteorological data (temperature, relative humidity, wind and precipitation at 18:00 UTC) are collected by a synoptic network of stations. Five risk classes are provided:

bajo = low (green)
moderado = moderate (yellow)
alto = high (orange)
muy alto = very high (ochre)
extremo = extreme (red)

For the use of the information some legal restrictions have to be observed. Details are provided in: http://www.smn.gov.ar/?mod=htms&id=5


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